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Anniversary of Intl Kothongryon Marked in Uzbek
Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- Koreans in Uzbekistan held a meeting at the House of the Tashkent Regional Cultural Department on Nov. 22 to mark the 20th anniversary of the formation of the International United Confederation of Koreans (International Kothongryon).

Present there were Sok Myong Son, chairman of the confederation, Jo Yun Hae, chairman of the Commonwealth of Independent States Regional Headquarters for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration, other officials and compatriots.

Present on invitation were the DPRK ambassador to Uzbekistan and his embassy officials and officials of the Tashkent Regional Cultural Department.

Speakers noted at the meeting that over the past 20 years since its formation in Uzbekistan the International Kothongryon has dynamically conducted the patriotic movement for reunification, expanding its organization in regions densely populated with compatriots including Russia, Kyrgyzstan and other countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Independent States.

They said that the Koreans in Uzbekistan, too, have fully supported the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration and waged the vigorous struggle to implement them while striving to preserve and develop the nation's culture, traditions and customs with better understanding of their homeland.

They stressed that all officials and compatriots and younger generations should make positive contribution to the national reunification and the prosperity and development of the nation.

Then, an art performance was given by compatriot artistes.

Meanwhile, a commemorative event took place in Soldatsky City, Tashkent Region, on Nov. 23.

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